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Two Arrested in Attack on Jewish Teens in France

By: JTA

Two suspects have been arrested in connection with an attack on three Jewish teens in Lyon in southeastern France.

The two suspects reportedly turned themselves in to police on Wednesday, AFP reported.

The “main perpetrator” of the attack has not yet been apprehended, local police chief Albert Doutre said, according to AFP.

The attack, which occurred June 2, took place in Villeurbanne, outside Lyon.

The attackers, who reportedly numbered about 10, used a hammer and an iron bar, injuring two of the Jewish teens in the head. The two were hospitalized.

The attackers have been described as “of North-African origin.”

In March, a rabbi and his two young sons and the daughter of the head of a Jewish school in Toulouse were murdered by a Muslim gunman who stormed the school and shot them at point-blank range. Some French Jewish officials have drawn a link between the two attacks.

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